Blake lights up MVP meet – Drops ‘Beast’ nickname, relieved after injury setbacks

first_imgFormer world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake seemed to be nearing his best after years of injury setbacks as he gave the fair-sized crowd something to talk about, stopping the clock in a world leading 9.95 seconds to win his 100m heat. After seeing his training partner at Racers Track Club, Warren Weir, posting 10.07 seconds to win his 100m race in the previous heat, Blake settled in his blocks in front of an anxious crowd inside the venue. The sprinter caught up to the field in the early part of the race then burst away from the pack to score an impressive win ahead of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer and High Performance Training Centre’s Zharnel Hughes, who both clocked 10.10 seconds. Delivered “First and foremost, I must give God thanks. He has been present in my life and has changed my life over the past weeks, and I have gotten rid of that name the ‘Beast’. I am happy for the win as I came out and delivered and it is like a heavy load has been lifted off my head,” Blake said after his run. “While warming up before the race, I felt very good, and I am extremely happy with my first outing. This is a big step for me, and I can say Yohan is back,” Blake declared. Earlier, Blake had teamed up with Weir, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rodgers, and Michael Frater to win the Open 4x100m for Racers in a zippy 38.45 seconds. Annsert Whyte effortlessly clocked a season best 49.39 seconds in winning his men’s 400m hurdles event – the fastest time for the night in the event. Javarn Gallimore was next best in 50.09 seconds, while Ricardo Cunningham of Cameron Blazers Track Club, who was running the event for the second time in his career, won his section in 50.28 seconds for the third fastest time overall. Racers-based Antiguan Miguel Francis delivered big time in copping the men’s 200m event with a 20.11 seconds clocking, getting the better of Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey, 20.42, with 400m specialist Javon Francis of Akan Track Club finishing third in 20.54 seconds. MVP’s Jonia McDonald continued to show improvements in the 400m as, competing in the final heat, he cruised to victory in 46.32 seconds for the fastest time, overall, with Peter Matthews finishing second in 46.38 seconds ahead of Josef Robertson, 46.45. Making his debut in the one-lap event this season, outstanding Junior Jaheel Hyde won his heat in 46.66 seconds to be fourth overall, School record Kingston College, Calabar, and Jamaica College warmed up for next weekend’s Penn Relays in impressive style as all three teams went under 40 seconds in the 4x100m relay, with Kingston College leading the way. The quartet of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyrese Bryan finished second behind Racers in 39.52 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy team this year and a Kingston College school record. Calabar were third in 39.60 seconds, while Jamaica College were fourth in 39.77 seconds. On the female side, it was Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte who stole the show with a big personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles. Whyte was at her best as she turned back a strong field to win the event in 55.58 seconds to be the top Jamaican female in the event so far this season. Trailing her in second was training partner at Sprintec, Ristananna Tracey, 56.04, and her sister, Nikita Tracey, 56.33, of MVP Track Club. World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, 52.10, topped the field in the women’s 400m, getting the better of Namibia’s Herunga Tjipekapora, 52.81, and Dawnalee Loney, 53.14.last_img read more

CAF to consider Nigerian proposal for World Cup friendlies

first_img0Shares0000Nigeria fans cheer during the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying football match between Nigeria and Cameroon at Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo, Nigeria, on September 1, 2017ABUJA, Nigeria, Nov 11 – The Confederation of African Football will meet soon to discuss a proposal for African World Cup qualifiers to play friendlies during the FIFA window in March, a Nigerian official said Tuesday.Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia will be Africa’s five flag bearers at Russia next year. However, all five teams will be engaged in AFCON 2019 in the next FIFA window in March and this will be the last window before the World Cup in June in Russia.Super Eagles spokesman Toyin Ibitoye said Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnick has proposed that the next FIFA window should now be used by the World Cup finalists to prepare for world football’s showpiece tournament.“In the few days CAF will meet to deliberate a proposal by the NFF president on using the FIFA window in March for the World Cup flag bearers to play friendly matches ahead of Russia 2018,” he said.Nigeria are slated to play against Seychelles in March 2018 in continuation of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, but would now battle a better rated team should this proposal be accepted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Planning granted for new €6M Ardara distillery

first_imgSliabh Liag Distillers have been given the green light to start work on their new distillery in Ardara.Planning permission has been granted to develop the €6million distillery and visitor centre at Show Field, which aims to employ “at least 40 people”.Sliabh Liag Distillers are the producers of An Dulaman Irish Maritime Gin and The Legendary Silkie Irish Whiskey. Their new move to Ardara is part of an ambitious plan to bring whiskey distilling back to Donegal for the first time in 177 years. Led by company directors James and Moira Doherty and James Keith, construction for the whiskey distillery is scheduled to start later this year, with distilling expected to commence in 2020. The company also expects to expand its whiskey brands.The move follows issues with delays at the company’s current site at Carrick, where An Dulaman Gin is distilled.The new building has been designed by Corner Stone Architecture and will have the capacity to produce 400,000 litres of pure alcohol per annum, which equates to over 1.2million bottles of whiskey. The An Dulaman Gin still will also be moved to the new building and a visitor tour is planned. The visitor experience will include a poitin history, tasting bar and shop – providing an additional reason for tourists on the Wild Atlantic Way to visit Ardara.James Doherty, Managing Director of Sliabh Liag Distillers said: “We are really excited to get the go ahead from Donegal County Council and we look forward to commissioning the distilling and reclaiming the distilling heritage of Donegal.“The mix of contemporary and traditional finishes will complement the village of Ardara. Our aim is to create and opportunity for visitors to park in the village, walk along the Owentocker river, across a new footbridge into the Show Field. It is important to us that local businesses benefit from the foot fall, and if we can get visitors walking in the village, increasing their dwell time, then so much the better for the entire community.”Planning granted for new €6M Ardara distillery was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraSliabh Liag Distillerylast_img read more

Meghalaya mulls NRC-like exercise

first_imgThe Meghalaya government will soon hold an all-party meeting to discuss an NRC-like exercise in the State, Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma announced in the Assembly on Wednesday.He said the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government is on the job and the State has various ways to check illegal immigration, ensuring that indigenous people are protected.Growing demand“We intended to call an all-party meeting to discuss with stakeholders before embarking on an exercise such as the NRC,” Mr. Sangma said.He was replying to a short-duration discussion on news reports that the demand for conducting an NRC-like exercise in all the Northeastern States is growing.The National Register of Citizens is a record of all legal citizens and it was created for Assam in 1951. It is being updated under the Supreme Court’s supervision with March 24, 1971 as the cut-off date for genuine Indian citizens.‘Preparatory exercises’“Our government has decided to move ahead with the other preparatory exercises undertaken in the State in a phased-manner beginning with setting up of entry-exit points,” the Chief Minister said.He said the Railway Minister had informed him that a facilitation centre could be set up at Mendipathar, the lone railway station in the State connecting Guwahati, to check illegal immigrants.last_img read more

21 Bangladeshi nationals deported from Assam

first_imgThe border police in Karimganj district of Assam on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshis who had been detained for illegally entering India.Officials said the 21 persons, two of them women, were sent back from the Sutarkandi border checkpoint after approval from the Union Home Ministry. They were handed over to the Bangladeshi authorities who confirmed that they were from Syllhet and Kishoreganj districts of the country.“They were detained for violation of the Passport Act over the past few months and kept at the detention camp in the Silchar Central Jail. Six of them were held in Cachar district and 11 in Karimganj,” said a police officer who handled the deportation process. In July last year, 52 Bangladeshi nationals were deported from the Mankachar sector of the Assam-Bangladesh border. They were “convicted foreigners”, arrested for not possessing valid travel documents or for cross-border crimes.last_img read more

a month agoInter Milan striker Mauro Icardi insists he’s fully committed to PSG

first_imgInter Milan striker Mauro Icardi insists he’s fully committed to PSGby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveInter Milan striker Mauro Icardi insists he’s fully committed to the season at PSG.Icardi’s agent and wife Wanda Nara hinted a move to Napoli could happen in January.He said, “I came here to play.“If you arrive with an option to buy, you know the player has to give his best to ensure the club decides to purchase him outright. We’ll see what happens next summer.“I was in my seventh year at Inter and my dream was to play in the Champions League with Inter, which I did last season, but we never won anything.“I thought the time had come for me to go to a winning club, one that could challenge for and win titles. It’s time for me to start winning.“The truth is that PSG is a squad full of champions and that is what I wanted.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State mens basketball pounds Iowa 7647

The likely momentum gained from back-to-back wins against Wisconsin and Minnesota wasn’t enough to help spark Iowa to an upset win against Ohio State men’s basketball Saturday.The No. 6-ranked Buckeyes (15-2, 3-1 Big Ten) traveled to Iowa City, Iowa, and ended the host’s two-game winning streak, defeating the Hawkeyes, 76-47. Sophomore forwards led the way for OSU as Jared Sullinger poured in a season-high 28 points while Deshaun Thomas contributed 10 points as well.In the Buckeyes’ first road test since a Dec. 31 loss to Indiana, OSU also improved their record away from the Schottenstein Center to 2-2.Iowa’s leading scorer, junior guard Eric May, managed only nine points. For the game, the Hawkeyes shot 32 percent and committed 20 turnovers.OSU continues conference play Tuesday at Illinois.  Tip off is scheduled for 9 p.m. and the game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN.Milestone winSaturday’s win against Iowa was also senior guard William’s Buford 100th career OSU victory. Buford scored eight points and tallied 11 rebounds and five assists in the win against the Hawkeyes. read more

Week In Review 4246

first_imgThursday 4/5Audio Player04-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm04-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-THURSDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdCity Of Soldotna Narrows Down Annexation Zones, AMCO Board Approves Kenai Elks Lodge Liquor License Renewal, Kenai Peninsula Housing Initiative Completed First ‘Low-Income’ Housing Project, Pebble Mine Presents Scaled Back Project Plans Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The KSRM News Department compiled some of the top stories from this past week. Monday 4/2Audio PlayerJennifer-Monday-406.mp3VmJennifer-Monday-406.mp300:00RPdBOF Member Files To Run Against Seaton In Upcoming Election, Budget On School Board Agenda Tonight, April Proclaimed Sexual Assault Awareness Month Wednesday 4/4Audio PlayerJennifer-on-wednesday-404.mp3VmJennifer-on-wednesday-404.mp300:00RPdKPBSD Passes Preliminary Budget, Now Asks Borough To Fund To The Max, Borough Residents Show Support For Proposed Increase In Sales Tax, 80/20 Rule For Breweries In Alaska Removed From Senate Billcenter_img Friday 4/6Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Friday-0406.mp3VmJennifer-on-Friday-0406.mp300:00RPdKPB Looks At Moving The Hospital Boundary Line South, Local ‘Drug Take Back Day’ Is Almost Here, 3rd Annual Kenai Safety Summit Tuesday 4/3Audio Player04-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp3Vm04-06-2018-THIS-WEEK-TUESDAY-FINAL.mp300:00RPdBurn Permits Required On The Kenai Peninsula, State House Passes Operating Budget In Close Vote, CES Responds To House Fire Off Huntington Drive, Walker Proposes Centralized 911 Dispatch System For Alaskalast_img read more

Partnership Launched To Move 1000 People From LowWage to MiddleWage Jobs

first_img To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: X 00:00 /01:15 Listen Ed MayberryNeighborhood Center, Workforce Solutions and JPMorgan Chase partner to tackle the middle-skills jobs gap.The nonprofit Neighborhood Centers has brought together Workforce Solutions and JPMorgan Chase for its ASPIRE program.Rene Solis with Neighborhood Centers says the idea is to help bridge the skills gap.  Ed MayberryParticipants in the ASPIRE middle-skill jobs initiative gather at the Ripley House on Navigation.“And middle-skills jobs by definition are jobs that you require just a high school diploma, not necessarily a four-year degree,” Solis says. “So there’s a lot of individuals that definitely could take an opportunity and fill these jobs that are currently available in our region.”  Solis says the group is partnering with employers to find opportunities and match them with workers ready to acquire needed skills: “Petrochemical is one, logistics and transportation would be another. We also have opportunities within the healthcare industries.”  There’s a mismatch between employers needs and the skills of job seekers, according to Carolyn Watson with JPMorgan Chase, and they’ve invested $1 million to support ASPIRE.“And we’re keenly interested in working with organizations that understand the skills that employers are looking for,” Watson says. “So they’re going to take people who are underemployed, unemployed, find out what they need to get into a career that pays a family-sustaining wage.”   Sharelast_img read more

Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers

first_img This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. The problem lies in the way findings are presented. If a group of researchers, for example, applies something (chemical, food, energy, etc.) that is to cause an effect on something else (nerve cells, populations, inanimate objects, etc.) and finds the amount of change caused by the main thing that is being studied is “significant” but the change in the control group is not, they cannot then, reasonably compare the two results and come up with something that they consider significant unless the differences between the two are actually statistically significant (based on additional research).Why such errors appear in so many research papers is open to debate. Whether it’s due to researchers wishing to overstate their findings, ignorance, or simple sloppiness, it’s clear that more scrutiny and peer review must be done by researchers before submitting their work. Of course, that’s only half the equation, why are journals who obviously take their reputations very seriously not properly vetting such papers before publishing them?In their study, the group reviewed 513 papers published in five different highly regarded journals over a two year period. They found half of the papers (where such an error was possible) had the error in them. In addition they also found that when looking at 120 articles published on Nature Neuroscience (with cell and molecular themes) that 25 had the error in them.Clearly there is a serious problem here; this research project highlights a problem that is likely present in other areas of science as well; namely the inaccuracies present in science journals, mainstream science magazines, the media and perhaps even in classroom lectures. Failing to check for and fix simple statistical inaccuracies in papers presenting results obtained in research, calls into question their very integrity.Hopefully research studies such as this one will cause alarm both in the research and publishing communities and bring about better controls on both. Citation: Study finds statistical error in large numbers of neuroscience papers (2011, September 13) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-09-statistical-error-large-neuroscience-papers.html © 2011 PhysOrg.com More information: Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance, Nature Neuroscience 14, 1105–1107 (2011) doi:10.1038/nn.2886AbstractIn theory, a comparison of two experimental effects requires a statistical test on their difference. In practice, this comparison is often based on an incorrect procedure involving two separate tests in which researchers conclude that effects differ when one effect is significant (P < 0.05) but the other is not (P > 0.05). We reviewed 513 behavioral, systems and cognitive neuroscience articles in five top-ranking journals (Science, Nature, Nature Neuroscience, Neuron and The Journal of Neuroscience) and found that 78 used the correct procedure and 79 used the incorrect procedure. An additional analysis suggests that incorrect analyses of interactions are even more common in cellular and molecular neuroscience. We discuss scenarios in which the erroneous procedure is particularly beguiling.via Guardiancenter_img Explore further US scientists significantly more likely to publish fake research (PhysOrg.com) — Sander Nieuwenhuis and his associates from the Netherlands have done a study on one particular type of statistical error that apparently crops up in an inordinately large number of papers published in neuroscience journals. In their paper, published in Nature Neuroscience, they claim that up to half of all papers published in such journals contain the error.last_img read more